Arlington residents can apply for an absentee ballot by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Mailed ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7 in order to be counted. The county cautions absentee voters to leave ample time for ballot delivery, considering that current first class mail delivery standards are two to five days.
In-person absentee voting is being held at the county’s Courthouse Plaza location (2100 Clarendon Blvd.) until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4. Times vary by day and are posted online.
A number of factors make residents eligible for absentee voting — either by mail or in-person — including illness or disability, being away from Arlington on election day, or working and commuting 11 of the 13 hours the polls are open on election day.
Residents who aren’t registered to vote can do so online, regardless of whether they prefer to vote absentee or on election day.